Dr. Lambert is the Executive Director and Senior Scientist of Nursing and Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation at BC Cancer. She holds a cross appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Nursing. During her PhD at UBC, Leah was supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training in Health Research (CIHR-STIHR) Psychosocial Oncology Research Training Fellowship and a four-year UBC Doctoral Fellowship, as well as several distinction awards including two UBC Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Awards on the basis of outstanding scholarship. Leah was the first embedded researcher at BC Cancer to hold a CIHR and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellowship. In her current role, Dr. Lambert and her team lead collaborative research and knowledge mobilization initiatives in partnership with health care practitioners, health system leaders, policymakers, and patients to generate evidence-informed improvements in care, better patient outcomes and increased system performance.
Dr. Lambert’s research program is focused on examining the health service needs of people diagnosed with cancer and their families, and expanding multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving within the care system. Dr. Lambert has a special interest in examining how cancer care practices, policies and systems are contributing to health and health care inequities and investigating strategies to enhance equity-oriented care in the cancer sector. The long-term goal of her research is to generate evidence on how to most effectively provide quality and efficient health services and deliver excellent person-centred care across the cancer care trajectory that is equitable for all patients.
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC School of Nursing